Monday, December 31, 2007

Xmas Wrap Up

Christmas Day built up and then passed, pressies were excellent, food was excellent, company was excellent, feral moments were intense but passable.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Wow, it's been a hectic two weeks since I last blogged. Too busy to blog, that's been me. Almost everything is in readiness for Santa's visit tonight, some shortbread biscuits to be iced and still a few pressies to be wrapped. But all Christmas cards were sent out, now that was a production line. Next year I'm thinking that printing them on my own printer is the G.O. My dream of course is to have a laser printer, in fact I think if I had one of these my cards would look soooooo much better, still you can't have everything that you want and still have food and so forth, it's all about priorities.

Speaking of priorities, the other night I watched a really bad, corny movie version of Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' (the book is so much better). Badly overacted though it was, the message was clear, family is one of the most important things in our lives. Without family all the money and power in the world mean nothing. So as we head into the festive season tomorrow, spare a thought for those without family, or those who have lost family and find the cheery nature of Christmas a drain.

Merry Christmas and I hope Santa is nice to you all!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


My goal is to blog a bit more often, but usually it's when I have the time and something to say. Can't be banal now can we!! Here is a second scary tiger, the Nathan 'raaaaar' tiger. Nathan was happy to sit for the face painter at our recent playgroup Christmas party. Bailey this time wasn't interested.

Bailey was very funny with Santa. He tells me often that 'Santa's coming', but he wouldn't sit on Santa's knee for anyone. But, he kept coming back to check out if Santas was still there, every couple of minutes or so, just to be sure.

Nathan was more than happy to sit on Santa's knee and get a lolly bag. Although neither Bailey or Nathan show any interest in lollies, Bailey refusing them and Nathan spitting them out. Let's hope that continues!!

Decluttering continues, and every time I think I've won the war more clutter appears. Having such a small house with not much storage means that things just seem to sit around until I can find a home. Then I want to use them again and so the process continues.

I did this canvas on Friday night at my friend Lisa's place. Scrapbooking of any variety is soooooo much better when you do it with friends. You can bounce ideas of them, copy their ideas, and generally talk the house down. And as a bonus it's kidfree!!!!

I'm hoping to do more scrapbooking next year than this year, but what with editing Postscript, trying to sell some of my cards, exercising three days a week . . . oh and looking after two almost three year olds, I'm not sure I'll have the time. Add to this my Masters, which I have been accepted into and all in all 2008 is looking crazier than 2007. Still it's better to be excessively busy than excessively bored.

Aren't these cute, I found them at a stall at Berwick market weeks ago. They are our Christmas tags for all kidlets receiving pressies this year. They are made of balsa wood and I've coloured the red in using texta and then added some Kindyglitz for some Christmas sparkle.

Time to make tea.